The effect of low protein diets on fat deposition in pigs

GG Stonehouse, FM Whittington, O Doran, AH Stewart, MJ Hazzledine, JD Wood

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Abstract

A main aim of modern pig production is to reduce nitrogen excretion to the environment, capturing more of the dietary protein in saleable meat. One way to achieve this is to reduce dietary protein level but this is likely to increase fat deposition, especially in late-developing fat depots. Meat quality will also be affected and these effects will all be influenced by breed type. This study compared three nutritional strategies differing in dietary protein provision in terms of their effects on growth and fat deposition.
Translated title of the contributionThe effect of low protein diets on fat deposition in pigs
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Society of Animal Science Annual Conference, Southport, April 2007
PublisherBSAS
Pages87 - 87
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0906562562
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science
Conference Organiser: BSAS

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